Monday, March 04, 2013
Today I started Atkins. I just recently had my annual physical and everything was good except my triglycerides... which tipped the scale at 290. I have a follow up with the doctor and although I have the excuse that I just came back from an all inclusive vacation, I really don't want to have to use excuses for anything when it comes to my health.
I took all my measurements and took my first starting picture, which I am posting here as I begin my journey. I've always thought that Atkins was stupid. I read the book and I'm giving it a try. I think it was just all the bad publicity that it got that made me feel that way. That and thinking that depriving myself wasn't the way to go about things.
That being said, I think after reading the book, that it makes a lot of sense so I've decided to give it a go. It's sad to get on here and see that I am right back at my beginning weight when I started SparkPeople so long ago. A lot of my points have expired and my trophies are gone. This is only fair, I guess, as I have failed myself. In all fairness I lost a lot of weight... about 60 pounds before putting it all back on.
I need to remember that I'm only cheating myself. Here's to a new me. I took all of the carbohydrate based foods out of the cabinets today and delegated them to my husband to place out of sight, out of mind.